Mit ‘Tippa Irie’ getaggte Beiträge

Im Rahmen seiner Soundchat Reihe hat sich Chin, von Irish & Chin Promotions, vor kurzem mit Tippa Irie in London getroffen und sich von ihm ein wenig über die  Anfänge seiner Karriere und Dancehall und Soundsystems in in England unterhalten.

Vibing with Tippa Irie was a real cool laid back experience.  From the plaques that decorated his studio, I could already tell that he has done well for himself.  It is always interesting to get the „how it all started story“ from an artist who is an over-achiever. As we all know, Tippa Irie’s career was centered around Saxon’s studio during the early stages of England’s dancehall movement. I have talked to a number of members of Saxon studio who became famous. The interesting thing is that they all recall their road to fame differently. There are many similarities in each story. But each member offers a unique perspective. One can only imagine how excited I was to get Tippa Irie’s version of the development of U.K.s early dancehall culture. The magnitude of Tippa’s contributions shocked me, as they extend way beyond the dancehall.  Sure, it started in the dancehall with Peter Metro, Tanto Metro, Pinchers and others sampling his styles…but find out just how he impacted the international scene!

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Seit gestern gibts auf dem Big Dada Soundcloud Kanal ein neues Lebenszeichen von DJ und Produzent Congo Natty, der wohl jedem DnB und Jungle Enthusiasten als einer der Pioniere des Genres ein Begriff sein wird.

Am 17.06. erscheint nun über Big Dada sein neues Album Jungle Revolution, von welchem dieser Track gestern als erster Appetizer zum freien Download veröffentlicht wurde.

Der Track featuret das Who’s Who der englischen Soundsystem Szene, die so zusammen noch nie auf einem Track erschienen sind.

(pic by Melanie Hofmann)

27min. clip of Musclehead, Daddy Colonel, Papa Levi and Tippa Irie in the Studio with DJ Maddness.

Here’s a little phone Interview from with Tippa Irie on the Death of Smiley Culture.


Tippa Irie Interview

Veröffentlicht: 17 März, 2011 in 4. Miscellaneous
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Shimmy Shimmy did a Interview with our UK-Buddy Tippa Irie.

4). You are well-known for your days as a Saxon Sound MC in the 80’s, could you
tell us what the sound system scene was like back then?

The sound system thing back in the day was a blessing, but very hard work. Travelling in the back of a sound van for miles and lifting very heavy sounds boxes and working all night on the mic for very little pay, but is was all worth it as those experiences have made what I am today.

There was more love in the dances back then, and the sounds clashes were great and most of the time sold out, with people just wanting to enjoy themselves and get away from the trouble we face as black people living in the UK.

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Short Documentary about the Making of Stick to my Roots, Tippa Iries latest Album feat. the Far East Band